Six teams of Mehlville School District students honored for savvy investing skills

Bernard Middle School eighth-graders l-r Mitchell Elliot, Daniel Golob, Iain Bennett and Danny Bitter were honored on April 17 for earning first place in their division of the St. Louis region in the Missouri Stock Market Game. Six teams from the Mehlville School District placed first or second in their division during the game.

Bernard Middle School eighth-graders l-r Mitchell Elliot, Daniel Golob, Iain Bennett and Danny Bitter were honored on April 17 for earning first place in their division of the St. Louis region in the Missouri Stock Market Game. Six teams from the Mehlville School District placed first or second in their division during the game.

Six teams of Mehlville School District students were honored for their savvy investing skills at a reception for the Missouri Stock Market Game on Tuesday, April 17, at the headquarters of Wells Fargo Securities in St. Louis.

Five teams from Mehlville Senior High School and one Bernard Middle School team were honored for their first- or second-place finish in their division of the St. Louis region at the conclusion of the game.

Through the students’ participation in the Stock Market Game in their high school Personal Finance Class and middle-school STRETCH gifted class, they learned about stocks, bonds and mutual funds from MHS teachers Jean Driver, Dale Gegg and Linda Ledford and Bernard Middle teacher Susan Jesse.

Starting with a virtual cash account of $100,000, each team of students built a portfolio by researching and evaluating stocks and making decisions based on what they learned. During the course of 10 weeks, students bought and sold their stocks and mutual funds in an effort to grow their virtual bank account.

“The Stock Market Game uses a real-life experience to incorporate math, social studies and current events into the classroom,” Jesse stated in a district news release. “The students work together and make compromises and decisions as a group, which requires teamwork and cooperation. Watching the stock Mmarket also means the students have to deal with a topic that doesn’t always have cut and dried answers.”

The following students were honored for their award-winning performance in the fall Missouri Stock Market Game:

Bernard Middle School: Danny Bitter, Iain Bennett, Mitchell Elliot and Daniel Golob.

First Place in St. Louis Middle School Division II, Total Equity: $111,032.69.

Mehlville High School: Michael Burger, Travis Heilich, Milos Vukadinovic and Redon Kalema, First Place in St. Louis Secondary Division I, Total Equity: $107,767.24; Alma Hamidovic, Dakota Lundstrom, Charlene Politte and Marissa Sanchez, Second Place in St. Louis Secondary Division I, Total Equity: $106,198.79; Brianna Bailey, Amber Bourn, Alexace Hardin and Donnie McGowen, First Place in St. Louis Secondary Division II, Total Equity: $110,778.46; Veronica Lieberman, Ermin Oric and Amber Rickert, Second Place in St. Louis Secondary Division II, Total Equity: $108,983.42; and Cheyanne Creviston, Adrienne Foley and Olivia Vagen, First Place in St. Louis Secondary Division III, Total Equity: $117,207.22.

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